Conferences

At least twice per semester the Center sponsors a full-day conference on various topics of Renaissance study. Most conferences are free, and all are open to the public.

CURRENT CONFERENCES

IAnnual Swordsmanship Conference

Saturday, April 22nd, 9:00 am -- 4:00 pm The Renaissance Center will host its annual conference on historical swordsmanship featuring both scholarly talks and demonstrations. Lunch will be provided. Please pre-register by April 18th at renaissance@english.umass.edu or at 413-577-3600.

YEARLY CONFERENCES

Graduate Student Conference
Graduate students from around the country (and the world) present papers on Renaissance Studies topics. - Fall Semester
$10 Entrance Fee includes lunch and breakfast https://renaissanceconference.wordpress.com/

Swordsmanship Conference
Papers and demonstrations on medieval and Renaissance swordsmanship.
Free; pre-registration requested - Spring Semester

History of the Book Symposium
Papers and discussion on the study of books as physical objects and the history of different books and manuscripts.
Free; pre-registration required

SPECIAL TOPIC CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS

These conferences vary from year to year. Samples of past conference topics include Shakespeare and Dance (Fall 2008); Suspected Shakespeares (Spring 2008), John Calvin (Fall 2009); Renaissance Art (Fall 2010); The Spanish Golden Age (Spring 2010), Renaissance Gardens (Spring 2011); Animals in the Renaissance (Fall 2011); The King James Bible (Spring 2012); and Early New England (Fall 2012)